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There’s bad news and good news for those who want to see Joe Biden win in 2024 (or who really just want to see Donald Trump lose).
Saying you’ll be a dictator for any amount of time is no laughing matter, particularly for a former president who likes to test-drive real desires by pretending he’s joking.
Politicians play on nostalgia because it is one of the most powerful human emotions.
McCarthy was never a policy wonk or doctrinaire conservative, he’s a dealmaker and glad-hander, which is why most handicappers expect he’ll figure out how to horse-trade his way into the speakership. The only question is what he’ll trade for that precious gavel.
Rarely has so much passion and studied seriousness been devoted to the trivial issue of a congressional criminal referral.
The “gun lobby” is the tail, not the dog.
Favorable coverage is often no favor.
What truly fascinates me is the reactions to the Canadian protests here in the U.S. They highlight the way the coalitions that make up the left and right have changed profoundly, and how their attitudes and ideas are changing as a result.
The White House insists there’s nothing amiss in Harris-land, even as much of her senior staff is jumping ship.
Because Trump is a thin-skinned narcissist, he has no tolerance for criticism, and neither do his very vocal fans among the viewers and the punditocracy.
Trump os the first modern president to openly reject the legitimacy of an election. And because of his stranglehold on the party, Republicans have maneuvered themselves into a ridiculous cul-de-sac that gives Democrats all the ammo and permission they need to make ridiculous claims.
This is what normalcy is supposed to look like: two parties trying to figure out how to win over the center. And it’s long overdue.
There’s still one thing the United States can do – and morally must do: Get the people who signed up to work, and fight, with us out of there.
The right changed with the times. Its problem now is that it rode the tiger so long, it doesn’t know how to get off — and it’s not even sure it wants to.